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August 28, 2016 |

Off the Grid

Along Porter Creek in rural Sonoma County, Calif., a hilltop location surrounded by trees needed a home that wouldn’t hinder the environment around it. One family decided on this spot for a sustainable home where they could raise twin daughters…

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August 26, 2016 |

Cosentino Welcomes Rafael Nadal in Manhattan Showroom

Cosentino Group, a leading global manufacturer of high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design, welcomed international tennis champion Rafael Nadal and global face of ultra-compact surface Dekton to its Cosentino Manhattan City Center showroom for an exclusive private event…

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August 26, 2016 |

Sub-Zero and Wolf Announce 2015-2016 Kitchen Design Contest

Sub-Zero and Wolf have announced the return of the Kitchen Design Contest, recognizing design professionals throughout the world for their stunning, innovative kitchen designs. “The contest is designed to have a significant and lasting impact on participants beyond award recognition and prizes,” said Jim Bakke, president…

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August 25, 2016 |

Best of KBIS 2017 Entries Now Open

The 2017 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Best of KBIS awards. Awarded annually at KBIS, the Best of KBIS awards…

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August 18, 2016 |

The Charm of the South

For more than 20 years, Southern Living has built or renovated idea houses to showcase traditional design and stunning landscaping – all evoking the idea of Southern hospitality. The 2016 Idea House is set in Mt. Laurel outside of Birmingham,…

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August 18, 2016 |

DFA Begins Rollout of #DoItForYourself Campaign

According to Design Weekly and the Decorative Furnishings Assocation, that consumers search for ‘DIY’ 100 times more than ‘interior design.’ The DFA’s answer: Do It For Yourself, its new consumer-focused advertising campaign, kicking off this fall. The campaign is designed to introduce…

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August 18, 2016 |

Unilever Acquires Blueair

Blueair, a world leader in air purifying solutions with acclaimed leading-edge filtration technologies and design, has announced its acquisition by Unilever. Blueair founder Bengt Rittri said the acquisition will enable more people to protect their health by using Blueair air…

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August 11, 2016 |

Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Dacor

Samsung Electronics America has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dacor, a leading American brand in the luxury home appliance category. The acquisition marks Samsung’s continued investment in the home appliance market and an expansion of its portfolio to…

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August 10, 2016 |

Student Design Competition Winners

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and Monogram have announced the winners of the NKBA Charette Design Competition, which awards students more than $30,000 in scholarships. For more than a decade, this competition has been recognizing students who demonstrate…

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August 9, 2016 |

MTI Wins Two 2016 Green GOOD DESIGN Awards

MTI Baths announced the brand’s two wins in the international 2016 Green GOOD DESIGN Awards. The Continuum sink and Cáscara tub were selected from more than 500 products for their innovative design and emphasis on sustainable design. Designed by kitchen…

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August 7, 2016 |

Devon&Devon Enjoys Successful Opening at LuxeHome

LuxeHome, the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation, located on the first floor of the historic Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago, welcomed Italian bathroom design and furniture company, Devon&Devon, earlier this year. Designed by Devon&Devon…

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August 5, 2016 |

Two-Story Showroom

After outgrowing its space in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Walker Zanger has opened a new tile showroom and slab gallery in Port Chester, N.Y. Now with 4,200 square feet of showroom and a 14,000-sq.-ft. slab gallery, the company’s new facility plays…

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August 5, 2016 |

Elkay Names Larry Brand as Chief Human Resources Officer

Elkay has announced that Larry Brand will join the company as chief human resources officer. In this role, Brand will lead the company’s global human resource functions, including compensation, benefits, organizational design, talent acquisition and management and succession planning. Brand…

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